Copycat J Alexanders Carrot Cake Recipe

Frosted individually plated warm carrot cake

Copycat J. Alexander’s Carrot Cake Recipe (With optional zucchini and Greek yogurt – reduced sugar!)

If you are looking for a copycat version for J. Alexander’s Carrot Cake or you are looking to use up some zucchini from the garden this Copycat J Alexanders Cake Recipe is it! It has less sugar than most recipe versions I’ve found online, and I add shredded zucchini and Greek yogurt!

Copycat J Alexander’s Carrot Cake with Zucchini

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About 2 years ago my sister-in-law introduced me to the carrot cake at J. Alexander’s. I NEVER order carrot cake. Why? Because there is no chocolate in it of course and it usually just tastes like cloves to me. But, I wanted to be polite, and my SIL never steers me wrong, so I tried a bite. WOW, it’s like no other cake I have ever tried. I knew I had to come up with a Copycat J Alexanders Cake.

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Shady Characters Puff Pastries!

Favorite FoodieBooks Friday!

Shady Characters by Keith Houston cover embossed with characters
The embossed hardcover of Shady Characters by Keith Houston
Shady Characters by Keith Houston cover jacket

These Pecan & Cinnamon and Hazelnut & Pecan Shady Characters Puff Pastries were inspired by one of my favorite books. Sh@dy Charac†ers – The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols & Other Typographical Marks by Ke!th H*uston.

It’s not really a coffee table book, but I use it as one. I like to see its funny, yet stunning title in bold white lettering embedded on the black long shadow of a giant white pilcrow floating on a bright red background. It’s a pretty jacket, over an exquisite white hardcover embossed with punctuation, symbols & other typographical marks, with black binding. The symbols stand out on the pages in bright red within the black text.

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